Sound in Poetry Shana Williamson April 7, 2000 English 110B-Frank Essay #2 Sound in Poetry Poems usually begin with quarrel or phrase which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the driving and phrasing of a poem. Every poem has a food grain of sound, which is at least as important as the meaning behind the poem. Rhythm, being the regular recurrence of sound, is at the sum total of all natural phenomena: the beating of a heart, the lapping of waves against the shore, the croak of frogs on a summer’s night, the whisper of pale yellow swaying in the wind.
Rhythm and sound and arrangement –the formal properties of terminology—allow the poet to get along beyond, or beneath the surface of a poem. Both Gwendolyn Brooks’ “Sadie and Maud” (799) and Anne Bradstreet’s “To My Dear and Loving husband” (784) emphasize poetic sound to express their themes. Used to upraise sound in a poem, alliteration is the repetitio...If you want to get a full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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